Ruth was in exceptional spirits today , we so enjoyed sitting in the sunshine and listening to the birds and sounds about us. Spring is for sure coming, Ruth is an avid gardner and I think being surrounded by trees, flowers blooming, nature will aid in her healing. So grateful for her in my life. This is my dear friend and respected art colleague, Ruth Laxson. Ruth had a retrospective of her work at the end of 2013 at MOCA Georgia. Her art is powerful and was developed over 45+ years of work in her studio. She will be 90 years this summer, and even after a recent stroke, her love and spirit are strong.
More than anything I Love Ruth for who she is and the big heart with which she loves so completely, without judgement. Oh, that I might be remembered for that as well. When we part Ruth always says ” Good bye for now”, you’d have to just hear the tone and the imense love contained within the way she says it. I saw a list once where very young children said what thier definition of Love is. One I will always remember is “Love is: When you know your name is safe in someone else’s mouth”. May it be so in my life as well, it is with Ruth.
day 2: March blogathon C4 Atlanta